a native of Carida, Kendal Ozzel was the last in a long line of land owners on the planet. As the second son, Kendal was not his father's designated heir, and joined the Imperial armed forces to prove himself. It was rumored that Ozzel gained his position because his family had close ties to the Imperial Navy, especially after he attained the rank of Admiral. It was Ozzel who presided over the dishonorable discharge of Han Solo, after the young cadet ignored his superior officer's orders and freed a Wookiee slave. He was given the command of the Star Destroyer Executor, which allowed the Imperial Naval Staff to keep an eye on Vader while he hunted down the Alliance. Ozzel was placed in charge of the fleet that attacked Hoth, and brought the fleet out of lightspeed just outside the Hoth System. He felt that the surprise arrival of the fleet would shock the Alliance. Instead, the presence of the fleet was quickly noted by the Alliance, which gave them time to prepare their escape. Ozzel was killed by Vader for his failure to cleanly cpature the Hoth base.